“I wished to point out you guys a straightforward look,” says Trixie Mattel, the drag persona of Milwaukee-born Brian Firkus. “Effectively, simple for me, troublesome for you.”
Evidently, the * RuPaul’s Drag Race* alum and rising nation star has loads of make-up secrets and techniques, having minimize her tooth at magnificence college and as a one-time worker of Sephora earlier than forging her personal path. “It’s type of obvious that nobody ever taught me the right way to do something, as a result of I type of simply do my very own model of every thing,” confesses Mattel.
After meticulously prepping her pores and skin (“The satan’s within the particulars!” she insists), Mattel begins by gluing down her brows with an Elmer’s purple glue stick. “That is New York; individuals do that on a regular basis,” she laughs. After layering on liquid basis, she blends on a gradient of shades from the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette, going from lightest to darkest. “My brows are by no means even,” she says, drawing on hyper-exaggerated arches with just a few totally different brown shades and highlighting the world with a brilliant white concealer. Since she is creating fully new angles on her face, deft sculpting is tremendous vital to Mattel: “Once you have a look at the Trixie make-up, you see the contour, however the spotlight is the half that basically makes it three-dimensional,” she explains. To set her trompe l’oeil brows, she makes use of a customized, do-it-yourself face powder, which she mixes up in an IKEA plastic meals container. Then, she extends her eyes with saturated strokes of black liner and stacks of false lashes. “I hate when individuals put on lashes and no mascara—go house, don’t even exit!” she says. Ending up her make-up, she overlines her lips with a dusty pink liner, then provides a thick coat of matching liquid lipstick. “Everyone ought to put on blush, I don’t care who you might be,” she says whereas swirling rosy pigment on the apples of the cheeks and defining her cheekbones with a “45-year-old highlighter” to razor-sharp impact.
“Most individuals’s favourite factor about drag is wigs,” she says, whipping out a larger-than-life ’60s-era platinum blonde mane. After throwing it on, she mists on fragrance—a particular “burnt marshmallow and leather-based jacket” bouquet—and waves goodbye. Who else however Mattel may make a 33-step routine look so terribly uncomplicated?
Trixie in a Agent Provocateur robe.